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Ohio gas prices drop about 40 cents a gallon over month

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gas pump prices for a gallon of regular fuel have dropped about 40 cents from the average a month ago. The state average reported in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. was about $1.50 compared with around $1.90 a month ago. Ohioans also are seeing about a 10-cent drop ...

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Winter storm threatens Cape Cod with up to 18 inches of snow

BOSTON — The second winter storm in four days to hit the Northeast centered on New England on Monday, bringing howling winds and coastal flooding and threatening Cape Cod and southeastern Massachusetts with up to 18 inches of snow. Snow from the storm bearing down on New England could last into Tuesday, when New Hampshire’s first-in-the nation presidential primary is ...

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State seeks public comment on pipeline draft documents

LANSING, Mich. — State officials are seeking public comment on two draft requests for information and proposals that will be issued to contractors interested in performing independent risk analysis and independent alternatives analysis on pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac. The state says the draft documents are due by Friday. Previous drafts of the proposals have been reviewed by the ...

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Justices side with landowners on Ohio drilling leases

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court has sided with landowners in a long-running legal battle over 700 disputed oil-and-gas leases in southern and eastern Ohio. In a 4-3 decision Thursday, the court ruled Beck Energy Corp.’s leases require the company to begin preparing to drill within 10 years in order to maintain control of the properties. The energy company ...

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Wolf administration to tighten methane rules for drillers

Wolf administration to tighten methane rules for drillers

A proposal to require natural-gas drillers to reduce methane emissions will help make Pennsylvania a “national leader” in efforts to combat global warming, the Wolf administration said on Wednesday. Requiring the industry to reduce methane leaks at well pads, compressor stations and processing facilities in the Marcellus Shale could result in a 40 percent reduction in emissions, Environmental Secretary John ...

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MarkWest Energy Partners’ Scott J. Garner among confirmed speakers at 2016 Marcellus-Utica Midstream Conference

Houston, Texas (January 12, 2015) – Hart Energy’s 7th Marcellus-Utica Midstream conference and exhibition will unite the region’s top companies January 26-28, 2016, for an in-depth look at upstream and midstream activity throughout the Appalachian plays. Midstream’s biggest stakeholders are working to make the region a net exporter of natural gas ahead of the rest of the country. Held at the ...

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USDA secretary announces energy efficiency loan program

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BURLINGTON, Vt. — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Vermont officials on Friday announced a $46 million loan guarantee program that will help residents and small businesses improve energy efficiency. The project will be carried out by the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, which will provide long-term, low-interest loans to individuals, small businesses and local governments to support projects such as ...

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Consol plans Utica gas well at Pittsburgh airport

Consol Energy Inc. will drill a test well into the deeper Utica shale from one of its Marcellus gas well pads on Pittsburgh International Airport property. The Cecil-based natural gas and coal producer said Tuesday it received approval from Findlay zoning officials to replace one of the 12 Marcellus wells it planned for Pad 4 at the airport with a ...

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Industry challenges to be addressed at Marcellus-Utica Midstream Conference

Industry challenges to be addressed at Marcellus-Utica Midstream Conference

As Marcellus and Utica shale continues to emerge as some of the most prolific gas fields in the world, many challenges lie ahead for the midstream market. Those challenges will be addressed at the Marcellus-Utica Midstream Conference & Exhibition. The event will be held January 26-28 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. The region’s top companies will ...

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Census estimates a gain of 16,000 for Ohio’s population

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Ohio gained population in the past year, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released today. Not a lot. But it’s better than nearby West Virginia and Illinois, both of which lost people. According to the estimates, Ohio’s population grew by just more than 16,000, from 11,596,998 to 11,613,423 between July 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015. “It’s not super-good news ...

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